Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Space Physics

The Space Plasma Physics and Space Technology Group at the Aalto University is based on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, West of Helsinki, Finland. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering as part of the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) of Aalto University.
space weather

We specialise in the numerical modelling of space plasmas and their interactions with weakly magnetized bodies. We are also closely involved in space technology and instruments onboard several current space missions from the European Space Agency, such as Rosetta, Mars Express, Venus Express, or the upcoming BepiColombo and JUICE missions. The modelling tools we develop serve as state-of-the-art interpreters of the complex interactions between solar wind particles and the studied solar system object.

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

Check out more information on our group's website at space.aalto.fi.

Group members

Esa Kallio

Professori (Associate professor)
Shabnam Nikbakhsh

Shabnam Nikbakhsh

Tohtorikoulutettava
Dept Electronics and Nanoeng

Leo Nyman

Tohtorikoulutettava
Olli Knuuttila

Olli Knuuttila

Tohtorikoulutettava
Dept Electronics and Nanoeng

Latest publications

Oxygen Ion Escape from Venus is Modulated by Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves

Riku Järvinen, Markku Alho, Esa Kallio, Tuija Pulkkinen 2020 Geophysical Research Letters

Ultra-low frequency waves in the ion foreshock of Mercury: A global hybrid modeling study

Riku Järvinen, Markku Alho, Esa Kallio, Tuija Pulkkinen 2020 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

The quality of the Mars Phoenix pressure data

Henrik Kahanpää, Jouni Polkko, Michael Daly 2020 Planetary and Space Science

Synthetic photometric landmarks used for absolute navigation near an asteroid

Olli Knuuttila, Antti Kestilä, Esa Kallio 2020 AERONAUTICAL JOURNAL

Hybrid modeling of cometary plasma environments. II

Markku Alho, Cyril Simon Wedlund, Hans Nilsson, Esa Kallio, Riku Järvinen, Tuija Pulkkinen 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics

Moon compact satellite for hazard assessment (MOOCHA) - Proposing an international Earth-Moon small satellite constellation

Alexandros Binios, Fiona Leverone, Hector Andreas Stavrakakis, Nandinbaatar Tsog, Sean Haslam, Janis Dalbins, Rusne Ivaškeviciute-Povilauskiene, Ayush Jain, Maarit Keskinen, Joosep Kivastik, Juuso Mikkola, Ervin Oro, Laura Ruusmann, Janis Sate, Karin Pai, Wolf Geppert, Jaan Praks, René Laufer 2019 Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress

Solar flares observed by Rosetta at comet 67P

N. J. T. Edberg, F. L. Johansson, A. I. Eriksson, D. J. Andrews, R. Hajra, P. Henri, C. Simon Wedlund, M. Alho, E. Thiemann 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics

Coulomb drag propulsion experiments of ESTCube-2 and FORESAIL-1

Iaroslav Iakubivskyi, Pekka Janhunen, Jaan Praks, Viljo Allik, Kadri Bussov, Bruce Clayhills, Janis Dalbins, Tõnis Eenmäe, Hendrik Ehrpais, Jouni Envall, Sean Haslam, Erik Ilbis, Nemanja Jovanovic, Emilia Kilpua, Joosep Kivastik, Jürgen Laks, Philipp Laufer, Maido Merisalu, Matias Meskanen, Robert Märk, Ankit Nath, Petri Niemelä, Mart Noorma, Muhammad Rizwan Mughal, Samuli Nyman, Mihkel Pajusalu, Minna Palmroth, Aditya Savio Paul, Tatu Peltola, Mathias Plans, Jouni Polkko, Quazi Saimoon Islam, Anu Reinart, Bagus Riwanto, Väino Sammelselg, Janis Sate, Indrek Sünter, Martin Tajmar, Eija Tanskanen, Hans Teras, Petri Toivanen, Rami Vainio, Mika Väänänen, Andris Slavinskis 2019 Acta astronautica

Dust Devils on Mars

Henrik Kahanpää 2019

Mars Curiosity pressure measurements

Henrik Kahanpää 2019
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Contact:
Associate Professor Esa Kallio
Email: esa.kallio at aalto.fi
Tel.: +358 50 4205 857

Postal address:
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 15500, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo

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